Flexible Future

Jobs in the Solar Power Industry Continue to Grow

Though job creation in the coal and natural gas industries has grabbed most of the headlines in recent months, the solar power workforce has been rapidly expanding for several years. Solar power accounts for less than one percent of electricity generation in the U.S., but the solar power industry currently generates more jobs than the […]

4 Ways California is Leading the Solar Energy Charge…

Top Market for Solar Energy When it comes to solar energy, California is leading the charge. According to SolarNation, California is the top market in the U.S. for solar energy with over 240,000 solar projects launched within the state in recent times, generating a total of 2,339 megawatts of electricity. So, what is the secret […]

Is Your Home a Candidate for Rooftop Solar Panels?

Ever wondered if your home is a candidate for rooftop solar panels? According to Google, there’s a very good chance that it is. According to pv magazine, Google’s online solar assessment tool – Project Sunroof – now covers almost 60 million buildings across all 50 states and 79% of the country’s rooftops have enough un-shaded […]

What is Net Metering and How Does it Work?

The environmental benefits of solar power systems are well known, but did you also know that solar power provides economic benefits? The right size solar power system can produce enough electricity to power your home or business for the entire year. In other words, you can actually be compensated for “going solar.” Here’s How Net […]

Our Food’s Carbon Footprint: How Food Contributes to CO2…

When it comes to emitting harmful CO2 into the atmosphere, there are lots of things we can all do to positively impact the environment – from composting our garbage to reducing the amount of beef that we eat. According to Green Eatz, food contributes to the carbon footprint in many ways. He says, “The greenhouse […]

Stay Off of My Blue Suede Shoes

Forty miles away from any inhabited island in the Galapagos Islands, a boat drops off Dave Anderson, professor of biology and his crew of four from Wake Forest University. It won’t return for several months. They are the only people on the island. Their communication with the outside world is spotty–there’s a cell tower some […]

What is a carbon tax? by sunflaresolar.com

What is a Carbon Tax?

Climate change, or global warming, is the result of the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that can have major environmental implications such as the destruction of coastal regions, disruption of ecosystems, economic devastation and more. The Carbon Tax is a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels – the primary greenhouse gas […]

net metering: a flexible future for the planet by sunflaresolar.com

Net Metering: A Flexible Future for the Planet

Now more than ever, consumers understand that alternative energy is critical to the survival of our planet. As a result, they want the freedom to choose the energy they consume – whether it’s from fossil fuel or alternative energy. Consumers also want to determine how they consume energy, as well as the ability to produce […]

What’s the Real Deal with Greenhouse Gas? by Sunflaresolar.com

What’s the Real Deal with Greenhouse Gas?

There are lots of words out there in the news: global warming, climate change, carbon footprint…but what do carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses really have to do with climate change? What’s the real deal with carbon? The History of Carbon First of all, carbon – a primary greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere alongside […]

How Much Do You Know About Solar Energy by sunflaresolar.com

Three Big Benefits of Solar Energy

  Benefit #1: Solar reduces the carbon footprint and makes the planet healthier. Carbon dioxide (also known as CO2) is generated as a by-product burning coal, oil and gas to create energy. The two biggest contributors to CO2 are the cars we drive and the power for our homes. The cumulative effect is referred to […]

What makes Sunflare Solar Technology Different?

What makes Sunflare Solar Technology Different?

  Once you decide to make the move to solar energy, how do you choose the solar technology that is right for you? The next generation of solar cells is getting better every day. New high quality cells are now available that are flexible, light and thin – and more affordable than ever before. And […]

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day (EDD), is the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. In 2016 we got there the soonest ever August 8th.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (take, make, waste) The circular economy is an economic system that is an innovation engine that is Elegant, Economic, Ecological, and Equitable. Listen to U.S. Green Building Council Leadership Award winner William McDonough. View video here. https://youtu.be/_11taYfzzR4

Well Done!

It’s official: the Paris Agreement is signed and sealed. Now it’s time to deliver. The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force in 30 days, after the number of countries ratifying the accord surpassed a key threshold.